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radiology

[rey-dee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌreɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science dealing with x-rays or nuclear radiation, especially for medical uses.
2.
the examination or photographing of organs, bones, etc., with such rays.
3.
the interpretation of medical x-ray photographs.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; radio- + -logy
Related forms
radiologist, noun
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Examples from the web for radiology
  • The test is done in a hospital radiology department or a health care provider's office.
  • The test is done in the ultrasound or radiology department.
  • The biopsy is done in the hospital, usually in the radiology suite.
  • The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in a health care provider's office by an x-ray technician.
  • The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technician.
  • Traditional radiology tests have not yet proven valuable for diagnosing ulcers.
British Dictionary definitions for radiology

radiology

/ˌreɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the use of X-rays and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Derived Forms
radiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for radiology
n.

1900, "medical use of X-rays," later extended to "scientific study of radiation," from radio-, comb. form of radiation, + Greek-based scientific suffix -ology. Related: Radiological.

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radiology in Medicine

radiology ra·di·ol·o·gy (rā'dē-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  2. The use of ionizing radiation for medical diagnosis, especially the use of x-rays in medical radiography or fluoroscopy.

  3. The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; fluoroscopy.


ra'di·o·log'i·cal (-ə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or ra'di·o·log'ic (-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
ra'di·ol'o·gist n.
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radiology in Science
radiology
  (rā'dē-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The branch of medicine that deals with diagnostic images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves and that treats disease through the use of radioactive compounds. Radiologic imaging techniques include x-rays, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
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radiology in Culture
radiology [(ray-dee-ol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study of images obtained by x-ray, ultrasound, CAT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging, and to the treatment of cancer by radiation therapy.

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